Reduce, Postpone or Avoid Real Estate Death Taxes

Tuesday Jun 28th, 2016

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REDUCE, POSTPONE OR AVOID REAL ESTATE DEATH TAXES Those soaring values of GTA-area homes has made it an increasingly expensive proposition to die while owning real estate. Huge probate taxes, officially known as estate administration fees and a result of astronomical prices in the overheated market, must be paid by the deceased person's estate. The average $1-million Toronto home, with a mortgage of, say, $450,000, would attract a probate tax of $9,250. Without a mortgage, the... [read more]

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